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Homeless shelters – making a space for the poor in our hearts and our country

According to the Homeless World Cup Foundation, which keeps track of the growing number of homeless people in the World, India has an estimated 1.8 million homeless in the country with more than half residing in cities. People coming from rural areas to cities in search of job opportunities, education facilities and better lives, are reduced […]

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Dark Opulence: Deep tones and Plush Interiors at Alice & Fifth Restaurant, Johannesburg

Dark narrow corridors, overcast by a shimmering ceiling with a mercurial quality, lead into plush interiors of deep-toned wood, soft velvet in dark tones and ceilings that warp your sense of reality. If this feels like the setting of a horror thriller movie, then you couldn’t be more wrong. This is the dark energy given […]

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Design colleges – spaces which invoke ideas!

All design endeavors are inspiring spaces, but when it comes to design schools, the spaces need to be more so. A haven for creative students, who should imbibe design values from the space surrounding them. Thus, architecture and design colleges are planned with care, to create an atmosphere than a mere room as future designers […]

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100 new airports in India by 2024 – Fact or Faux Pas?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has promised 100 new airports in India by 2024 in the latest Union Budget speech. As a citizen of India, I feel proud that our government is willing to take such initiatives , to make India more approachable, to provide better connectivity to Indians and tourists and to create better infrastructure […]

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Indian office interiors by Indian designers!

Offices are second homes for people. We spend almost 8-10 hours in our workplace everyday and therefore Office interiors are being taken extremely seriously in recent times. Indian designers are aware of the importance of inspirational, lively and energetic vibes in an office environment to create the right setting for work. Productivity and enthusiasm in […]

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The Sole Sisters: Let’s discuss shoes, sister!

It is hard to believe that shoes- a necessity for all, a status symbol for some, and an obsession for many- had an extremely humble origin.  From being an object with the sole functional use of covering the feet, the metamorphosis of the innocuous looking shoe has been nothing short of dramatic. Till the 1800s […]

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HundredHands – Selected works of Bangalore’s famous architecture and interior design firm

Established in 2003 by architect duo Sunitha Kondur and Bijoy Ramachandran, Bangalore based architecture firm Hundred Hands has acquired quite a name for themselves. In the field of Architecture and sustainable design, HundredHands focuses on the urban context and measures which could be taken to improve the same. The inspiration for every design is derived […]

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Unique architecture – 4 distinct international designs

Architecture and design around the world is constantly evolving. Use of modern materials, bold design, more and more complex geometries and challenging environments are being taken up by designers. It is imperative to continuously compare and contrast international design with that of contemporary Indian Architecture to keep the learning process alive and thriving. Here are […]

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Residential architecture in South India – 5 best contemporary houses

Simple living and high thinking is a mantra Indians live by. This reflects in their personality, their dressing sense and their choices. It is obvious then, that this mantra is also the inspiration for their spaces. Contemporary architecture in India is a fusion of functional and modern spaces, designed in a minimalistic and simple style. […]

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